This course is part of a series of courses that have been designed to offer participants professional development in college teaching. As all teachers know from their experience, class participation is an integral part of the learning process. In this program, participants are expected to become involved individually and collectively. Similar to a community of researchers, the community of teacher-scholars that evolves in each course provides the opportunity for the exchange of ideas, the sharing of problems, and the giving and receiving of worthwhile feedback. In return, each participant receives support from classmates and guidance from the teacher. It is in this context, the context of professional cooperation, where the scholarship of teaching is most activated, recognized and experienced.
Therefore, attendance at all class meetings is required. Any absence beyond 12% of the course hours may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. Regular attendance shows respect for the program, the teacher and the participants. Most importantly, it acknowledges the importance of “being there” to the process of learning.
Course Evaluations are conducted mid-semester and at the end of the semester for the purpose of improving the course. The formative evaluation is administered mid-semester by the resource person and the summative evaluation is administered anonymously at the end of the course.
The summative evaluation is kept by the host college and is distributed to the resource person AFTER the final course grades have been submitted to the University of Sherbrooke.